Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Transfers and Updates (received 12/27)

Hey y'all I'm getting transferred back to Laredo!!!! I'm gunna finish training Elder Volcanes, good thing-- I hear he's good at Spanish!!!

so yesterday was AWESOME
Elder Harker loves to draw
President let us watch a movie, the choices; finding Dory or The Secret Life of Pets the movie started up and we read the intro to "STAR WARS, The Force Awakens" and the intro read out and we were like "WHHHHAAAATTTT" and it was AWESOME best movie I have watched in a church gym! I finally know who and what everyone is talking about, it was super sad seeing some things happen, and to see Daniel Craig's epic performance as a nameless storm trooper. well next year its on to Rogue 1!!!!!

I am kinda sad to leave Edinburg, we just found the Medina family and I don't want to leave the Elizondo family either but like I know the Elders replacing me and they are pretty good missionaries so it should all be fine. 
and I have news: a random guy me and Elder Widmer talked to on the street has been meeting with the English missionaries and is gunna get baptized!! super cool his name is George.
well I'll tell ya more next week about everything
but here is a small Christmas note

 And behold, he said unto them: Behold, I give unto you a sign; for five years more cometh, and behold, then cometh the Son of God to redeem all those who shall believe on his name.
 And behold, this will I give unto you for a sign at the time of his coming; for behold, there shall be great lights in heaven, insomuch that in the night before he cometh there shall be no darkness, insomuch that it shall appear unto man as if it was day.
 Therefore, there shall be one day and a night and a day, as if it were one day and there were no night; and this shall be unto you for a sign; for ye shall know of the rising of the sun and also of its setting; therefore they shall know of a surety that there shall be two days and a night; nevertheless the night shall not be darkened; and it shall be the night before he is born.
 And behold, there shall a new star arise, such an one as ye never have beheld; and this also shall be a sign unto you.
 And behold this is not all, there shall be many signs and wonders in heaven.
Our Heavenly Father knows how dim this word is, and how sometimes we need to be brought into the light to comprehend His light, and what Christ means to all of us, and how we can brighten our lives with His presence. 
​pics of us and the Beltran family

Swedish Pancakes and Huckleberry syrup
Elder Harker made breakfast for his comp and roommates 

Missionaries at the Palacios house with the Palacios and Rodriguez-Reyes families

 and choco Flan  
oh also went to a restaurant last night and tried Gator, super good​

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

this week (received 12/12/16)

Hey family,
don't have a lot of time was writing Presi. a whole lot. so...

Monday-visited the ward mission leader and his wife --they said they are working on their sister in law who has kids who love the gospel, but they kept venting about stuff so it didn't go anywhere.

Tuesday-visited the Palacios family who just got a big contract at work so they are gunna be staying in Texas this Christmas.

Wednesday-had interviews with Presidente, I got chastized pretty good for letting my comp get super trunky and not having investigators to teach, he was like "how is your greenie gunna feel, when he comes to the mission, only to find out there is nobody to teach" 
guess I'm training soon, but we have been doing better with that
we found a few people yesterday to teach so that was good.

Thursday- visited the Elizondo family and taught about the Plan of Salvation watched a video in Spanish, left them with the commitment to watch the Restoration video

Friday-had the ward Christmas party, the Elizondos came, had turkey posole, and Sister Elizondo watched the movie!!!​

Saturday- helped the English ward decorate for their ward Christmas party, the Acostas gave us tamales for dinner, they are super good!

Sunday-we only had 1 investigator at church, super boring but we found 2 new investigators!

hope yall have a great week and catch ya next time!
-elder HarKer

Hope yall #ILUMINAelMUNDO this year

Elder Harker is liking the Christmas campaign this year..." It gives us something to talk about at the front door instead of "hey we are missionaries!""Slam!" ..."okay, need any help?"... "huh must be deaf."

Jeshua attached a ton of pics to his email this week, but with no your guess is as good as mine.

Keeping good track of his blood glucose
and intake of food and insulin.
That diabetes life tho!

Calculator is for adding up carbs and
calculating the proper dosage.
That diabetes life tho!

Ward Christmas party